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Describes a simple application for sending and receiving electronic mail.

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Table of Contents

1. Definitions
2. Sending mail
3. Reading your mail
4. Viewing your file
5. Pine composer commands
6. Sending an attached file
7. Receiving an attached file

1. Definitions

You can use the Tech Computer Center machines to exchange electronic messages (e-mail) with anyone who has Internet access. Your Internet address is your account name, with these characters tacked onto it:

For example, if your user name is bob, your address is anywhere on the Internet.

A mailer or mail program is the program that you use to send and receive e-mail. There are a number of mail utilities, but the pine mailer is specifically designed for the novice user. If you don't care for pine, check out the manual pages for mail or mush.